Fuel (50 gal.), water (100 gal.) and holding (30 gal.) tanks are thick-gauge welded aluminum, all installed below the cabin sole to keep the weight low. Boat Of The Year judges expressed concern over the idea that these tanks are virtually impossible to remove without seriously hacking up the interior, captured as they are by the cabin sole, but this consideration may well be moot given the notion that in 17 years of building boats and over 1,400 delivered, Island Packet has never had to address the issue. Judges also questioned the use of a single 100-gallon freshwater tank; better, they suggested, to divide this resource into at least two separate reservoirs run through a manifold so that, if a contaminant is ever introduced, the entire supply is not put at risk.